The latest finished sketchbook

I just finished a sketchbook that I began back on June 15th, 2019. An educational ending to a long process!

The paper in this sketchbook is one of my favorites, the same as what was in the big square sketchbook I finished not long ago: Speedball Travelogue Artist Watercolor Journal, 95lb / 200 GSM. For me it has just the right amount of sizing and texture, and although it’s just 95#, I only need a small clip or two to keep the paper from buckling much, even with lots of juicy washes. The sketchbook I finished a couple days ago is the panorama format (landscape 3.5″ x 8.25″, and twice as long when opened up). From now on I’ll be using larger ones: either the portrait A5 or Square version. ( For sale here on Amazon. This is not an affiliate link, I don’t get a commission, it’s just FYI! 🙂 )

After many rabbit-holes and dead ends, I was able to upload this 9 minute video, a tour of this last sketchbook. Excuse the amateur videography, I am a rookie still, and want you to know that recent donations to my Tip Jar have helped to pay for some of this ‘continuing ed. for the elderly’!

Let me know what you think, and enjoy!

Pardon the wobble! That will improve with time, I promise. 🙂


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Finally, thanks so much for spending some “aloft” time with me.

About Bobbie Herron

I live surrounded by watercolor brushes and paints, fountain pens, sketchbooks, and journals- often wanting more than anything to write and paint at the same time. If you like what you're reading, feel free to share it with others. If you see something that needs correction, please let me know. Thanks for visiting!
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10 Responses to The latest finished sketchbook

  1. Hashi says:

    Thanks for the tour! I love that paper too, I’ve been using the square format sketchbooks.

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  2. thebigshedart says:

    Wonderful! The sketchbook AND the video. 🙂

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  3. adrianne2016 says:

    Very cool. I like the vertical tree!

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  4. Dana Burrell says:

    You’re an inspiration Bobbie! I’ve had one of these extreme landscape journals in my stash for YEARS but have never summoned up enough courage to work in it. The size is intimidating! I really like how you’ve broken it down into manageable sections yet unifying it with framing and your golden date boxes. It was great to see your work and especially to hear your voice again!

    Also… Speedball recently came out with a 140lb/300gsm line of sketchbooks in the same sizes as their 95lb/200gsm line. I just received one of the 8.25 x 5.5 inch portrait books from Amazon and I’ve queued it up to be next. Instead of a red poppy it has a blue flower label and it’s a bit thicker since it has the same number of pages. I can’t wait to see how it compares.

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    • I’ve seen their 140# version and haven’t bought one yet, probably because the 95# feels so adequate for now. You’ll have to bring yours along for our next exciting rendezvous! 🙂


  5. Andy Walker says:

    Thanks for sharing this and for allowing us to look into your sketchbook. Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

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